This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 27

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July 27, 948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster

Peggy Fleming's House (Birds Eye)
Peggy Fleming's House

July 28, 1929 – Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis, the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy By Aaron Shikler (StreetView)
Portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy By Aaron Shikler

July 29, 1883 – Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party.

Benito Mussolini (StreetView)
Benito Mussolini

July 30, 1863 – Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)

Henry Ford Birthplace (StreetView)
Henry Ford Birthplace

July 31, 1826 – William Smith Clark, a professor, Massachusetts State Senator, founder and first functioning president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)

"Boys, be ambitious!" William S. Clark Statue (StreetView)
"Boys, be ambitious!" William S. Clark Statue

August 1, 1920 – Henrietta Lacks, the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research.

Henrietta Lacks (StreetView)
Henrietta Lacks

August 2, 1932 – Lamar Hunt, an American sportsman and promoter of American football, soccer, basketball, tennis and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee into three sports’ halls of fame.

Lamar Hunt (StreetView)
Lamar Hunt